Obama, 10 years after Sandy Hook massacre: ‘I still get angry’ at news of shootings

Former President Barack Obama spoke at an event on Tuesday evening to mark the 10th anniversary of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Speaking at the benefit gala hosted by Sandy Hook Promise, Obama said, “I still get angry ... every time I read about the latest senseless shooting.”

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BARACK OBAMA: So I will admit it. I still get angry every time I read about the latest senseless shooting, whether it is in a church, or a synagogue, in a grocery store, or in a college campus, or in a home, or on a city street. I still feel anger. And I hope you do too.

This is a celebration of extraordinary work by extraordinary people, but we should still feel some sense of outrage. The good news is that of late, I've sensed that slowly, steadily, the tide may be turning-- that we're not just condemned to repeat the mistakes of the past, and that real change is possible.

And I feel that way in no small part because of the people in this room, because of what the families of Sandy Hook have accomplished.